U-23 CAN: Ghana U23 coach Ibrahim Tanko impressed with players fitness ahead of Algeria match

Published on: 05 September 2019

Head coach for the Ghana u-23 team, Ibrahim Tanko has shared that he is impressed with the fitness level of his players as they look to conclude preparations for their first leg tie against Algeria in the final qualifying round of the u-23 CAN.

The gaffer has been in camp with the local-based players in the past weeks until the last 48 hours when all the foreign players joined the team in camp.

Having monitored the training of the players, Ibrahim Tanko has expressed delight over the fitness level of both local and foreign-based players.

In an interview with Kwese TV, he shared, “[It's a] Very good feeling that we have all the players that we have invited and you could see that the training is very hot-everybody is fighting for position so it's a very good feeling”,

“The local ones we started with, you could see there's no difference with the foreign-based players and the foreign-based they came with their fitness because the league just started in Europe”.

“So I'm very happy to see the home-based players we started with competing with them [foreign-based] at the same level”.

The first leg of the match between Ghana and Algeria will come off on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Black Meteors players in camp:

Goalkeepers: Richmond Ayi and Kwame Baah

Defenders: William Denkyi, Habib Mohammed, Gideon Mensah, Nicholas Opoku, Edward Sarpong, Kingsley Fobi, Fuseini Zakaria, Emmanuel Cudjoe, William Denkyi

Midfielders:  Isaac Twum, Braima Forster, Michael Agbekornu, Oman Bukari, Joseph Paintsil, Nurudeen Abdul Aziz, Majeed Ashmeru,Yaw Yeboah.

Strikers: Bernard Tekpetey, Bismark Ngissah,Dauda Mohammed, Joel Fameyeh.